Health Support

*Photo taken well before social distancing measures came into effect.

Information on Testing

Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; and now also a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste can book a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Support for the elderly and medically vulnerable

West Midlands Combined Authority COVID-19 Support:

This platform has been created to coordinate offers and requests for support, bringing the community together in the fight against coronavirus.

West Midlands Combined Authority COVID-19 Support website

Support for families who have children with disabilities

The Government has made available £37 million to support children with complex needs via the Family Fund. The multi-million-pound settlement will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services. More information here.

Support for Dental Health

  • NHS dentists will be able to start offering face to face care in their practices again from 8th June.  Currently all face to face care is provided through urgent dental care centres. The goal is to resume the full range of care in practices as soon as it is safe for dentists and patients to do so.

Government guidance

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family

Applying for a testing kit if eligible

Registering as extremely clinically vulnerable

General Medical Council advice for healthcare professionals

General Medical Council

Specialist sector advice from trusted UK organisations

Whilst the overall NHS advice remains largely the same for all people a range of trusted UK charities provide excellent advice for specific subject areas and COVID-19 (coronavirus). This list will be updated as more information and advice is provided.

Support for Children and Families

The Children's Commissioner for England

The Children's Commissioner for England's advice for parents, guardians and teachers.

Advice for people with asthma

Asthma UK

Advice for people with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

Advice for people with cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK

Advice for people with diabetes

Diabetes UK - The British Diabetic Association

Advice for people with heart or circulatory disease

The British Heart Foundation

Advice for people with lung conditions

British Lung Foundation

Advice to help you stay mentally well

Mind - the mental health charity

Page Last Updated: 10/07/20.